Feline Club will be hosting a dinner lecture and handling lab on May 1st from 5-7pm. Sharon Lee will be coming and presenting on proper feline handling techniques. The lecture portion will take place in SAC 80 and then we will move to the exam rooms in CSLC for the hands-on portion. Dinner will be provided!
Unfortunately, space is limited to 30 people and will be on a first come first serve basis. The RSVP survey will close on Monday, April 24th at noon. An email will be sent out that afternoon indicating who will be attending the lecture and lab. Those who got a spot will need to submit a $10 deposit check/cash by Wednesday, April 26th at noon to hold your spot. Please place checks in the mailbox of Gaby Riccio (BSB ’20). If you use cash, place in a sealed envelope with your name on it.
Here is the link to the survey!
Let us know if you have any questions!
I know it has been a long time since we have posted. The third years went to clinics and we have been transitioning into our new exec board! I wanted to send out the members of new exec board so you guys would know who to contact in case you were interested in learning more about our organization!
We also have a lunch lecture coming up in late April/early May and I will post more once it is all finalized.
I also wanted to introduce myself as the new Webmaster. My name is Julie Lihosit and I am a first year in the Class of 2020. I have been working in a cat-only clinic for the past two years that I continue working on the weekends and I love it. I plan to work with cats and other small animals after I graduate with my DVM. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact me or any of the members of the board below.
New Exec Board
President: Weronika Gajowniczek
Vice President: Debbie Stratton
Secretary: Emily Miller
Treasurer: Gaby Riccio
Class of 2019 Rep: Rachel Vandermyde
Class of 2020 Rep: Maude Fitzmaurice
Webmaster: Julie Lihosit
Also, if anyone has any cute pictures of their cats or a family pet, or even a random cat you see, send your pictures my way! I am looking for more pictures to add to the website. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much and have a good day!
Feline Club and Dentistry Club will be co-hosting a feline dentistry lunch lecture on January 27th at noon in LAC100.
U of I’s very own Dr. Kling will be discussing common feline dental diseases, treatments, and tips/tricks to avoid getting bitten!
Feline Club will be hosting a behavioral lunch lecture on January 23rd at noon in LAC 100 . Dr. Ballantyne, a board certified veterinary behaviorist at the University of Illinois, will be discussing common behavioral issues of cats.
Feline Club and Shelter Club invite all of Vet Med to attend a lunch lecture on November 30th at noon in LAC100.
Dr. Emily Swiniarski, of Tree House Humane Society in Chicago, will be discussing feral feline overpopulation and current strategies in TNR programs.
Tree House Humane Society is “a cageless, no kill humane organization specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured stray cats”. They are committed to decreasing the feline overpopulation through programs such as low cost spay and neuter and TNR, as well as are nationally recognized experts in feline care and behavior. Currently they sponsor 150 colonies and more than 400 cats throughout Chicago, have sterilized over 6,000 cats since the opening of their BDVM Spay/Neuter Clinic in 2009, and have adopted out over 16,000 stay cats since the facility opened in 1971. They also offer a Pet Food Pantry Program to help those with companion animals that are on a low or fixed income, and help those that have outdoor managed feral cat colonies that practice TNR.
You won’t want to miss this lecture! 🙂
Food will be provided to members that RSVP by November 28th at 5:00pm using the survey below!
Lunch lecture with Dr. Phillips discussing Declaw and Tendonectomy
October 31, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Vet Med LAC – Room 100
Dr. Phillips will be discussing onychectomy and digital deep flexor tendonectomy surgical procedures, pros and cons of each, and possible non-surgical alternatives!
Come learn from the best about these controversial procedures!
Feline Club will be hosting an exotic feline lunch lecture on October 26th at noon in LAC100.
Dr. Chatterjee, veterinarian at Indian Prairie Animal Hospital and partner with Phillips Park Zoo, will be covering many topics related to his experiences with exotic feline zoological medicine!
We hope to see you all there!
Our first trip is coming up! We will be going to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center and getting a behind the scenes tour in Center Point, Indiana this Saturday, September 24th, with a 11:30 EST arrival time.
The discounted cost will be $8 per person paid the day of the trip. The EFRC is about 2 hours away so we will likely leave around 8:00/8:30am CST from Vet Med. *I will send out an e-mail once we have all the RSVPs finalized* We encourage carpooling! Please fill out the link to RSVP and indicate if you will need a ride or can drive by September 22nd at noon!
More information for EFRC trip: We will require a $10 check or cash deposit be placed in Rachel Friedman (BSB ’19) or Nicole Frey’s (SAC basement ’18) mailbox by September 22nd at noon! If using cash please place in an envelope with your name on it. Don’t worry — we will give your check/cash back to you if you show up! If you RSVP and then become ill or find out you can’t make it just let us know ahead of time and we will give you your check/cash back. We understand things happen. 🙂 If you RSVP and do not show up without notice – we will keep and deposit your check. The deposit is merely an attempt to reduce people RSVPing and then just not showing up resulting in us waiting and leaving much later than planned.
Love cats both big and small? Planning on going into a small animal practice or doing mixed animal? Want to better understand our feline friends? Well you’re in luck! Feline Club will be having an introductory meeting Tuesday August 30th at noon in BSB 2258.
Come learn about all the exciting activities we are planning this year as well as the AAFP student membership benefits! Food will be served to those that RSVP.